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Jan 10, 2013 4:00am EST
the euro project, are you? >> well, i was. breaking up, wouldn't be here -- >> you're going to tell me that you're convicted on the aussie/dollar. >> no, i'm not convicted. i'm admitting that i've been wrong. we think aussie is terribly overvalued and that's the problem, frankly. >> good to have you on. plenty more to come from you. the ecb is going to keep its interest rates at a record low today. that's what we expect, anyway. the markets will be listening to the delivery tone of mario draghi's delivery. silvia wadhwa is back at her delivery post. 2013 [ speaking foreign language ]. >> everything is going to stay the same. the ecb hasn't got anything to do right now. they've pretty much said everything on track, probably the best, cheapest intervention they had so far was the program. every month announced again. we stand ready to act, but so far they haven't had to do anything because nobody has asked for an omt program yet. but the market believes that the ecb is there as the backstop. so far, that was very successful. in terms of anything else they can do, we started by saying
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Jan 30, 2013 4:00am EST
. one of the most indebted regions asking madrid for more than nine million euros. >>> roche strides lower after posting solid earnings on strong sales of its cancer medicine. analysts warn about the loss of exclusive rights to a key chemotherapy drug. >>> game over for super mario and friend to turn a profit. nintendo unexpectedly swings to its full-year forecast to a loss showing a poor uptake for its wii u consoles. >>> see you in september. australia's prime minister sets a surprise election date saying it will create certainty for business. >>> okay. welcome to today's program. and you know, we spent all that time waiting for five. today it's about the ten. >> how long did it take you to come up with that? >> about ten seconds ago. >> very good. we're talking about mobile phones. >> yeah. >> do you think people can guess we're talking about the iphone 5. you're waiting for 5. >> you'll about the 10, ladies and gentlemen, blackberry 10. is it the rim lazarus move? >> we saw stocks get whacked yesterday. >>> in corporate news, a couple of things to keep an eye on in markets. the i
CNBC
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am EST
performance for its divisions in the fourth quarter, despite posting a heavy loss. the german euro booked a 1 million litigation charge which led to restructuring. in an analyst call, it was said the group does not need to issue more sales but left the door open for the cocoa bonds to comply with u.s. regulations. >> meanwhile, santander shares are trading lower after the net profit more than halved to 2.2 billion euros in 2012, hurt by write-downs on property asset necessary spain and a slowdown in latin america. santander says it's returning more than 24 billion worth of ltr loans having taken 35 billion in ultra cheap etr funding. shares down about 2.5%. there's stephane pedrazzi now joins us from madrid. stephane, what's the reaction? >> we've seen a limited market reaction at the open. it's now trading 2.5% lower. the numbers were below expectations. the net profits were the weakest for the last 13 years. 2.21 billion euros. the contends of reuters was at 2.5 billion. there were some massive provisions last year. it's not a big surprise. 18.8 billion euros in total to cover po
CNBC
Jan 8, 2013 4:00am EST
government must raise more than $2 million billion euros in debt. the treasury's funding this year is being outlined in madrid as we speak. as we get details on that, we'll absolutely bring them to you. we're talking about nations showing up and saying, give us the help. but spain hasn't even had to go that far. >> the spanish base can get some of on their money if they declare official emergencies. what they're trying to do is to avoid saying we really need the help, we're in trouble. all these countries, as the situation continues, it's clear they won't appear to be the only ones to call the situation off. and the spanish are aware of the fact that everyone else is aware of. we can deal with these countries. spain itself is a significantly different issue. this is a european problem, a potentially fatal one, but one that the spanish isn't really up to. >> can we still get beyond the german elections before there is any activation of the omc? >> we're talking about -- >> or can we go everywhere? >> the issue with the omt, if you're a central banker's performance, it's all these acron
CNBC
Jan 29, 2013 12:00pm EST
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Jan 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
from the new york stock exchange. >> bill, go g to see you. >>> let's take a euro trip and party like it's 1999 with a "street signs" time machine. on this day, 14 years ago, the all mighty euro debuted in 11 european nation possess. since then, the euro was up 11% against the u.s. dollar. today the euro is sitting just about flat with the dollar but well off the highs we saw in 2008. joining us is kathy from bks management. happy birthday euro, 14 years old today, has it been a success? >> i think in the past 14 years we have seen the best and worst of the euro. i think the fact that it is still here, and the fact that germany and largest members of the eurozone are fighting to keep the currency in place when it could have evaporated, six nos ago for example, says a lot about how important the monetary union is for the region. so i would say yes. it is still a success. though now we see how the smallest countries can still bring the kurnty down. it is important to realize that it is a region of -- that a currency without a country and encompassing 17 different countries that could he
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Jan 25, 2013 4:00am EST
in january, current conditions 108 versus the expectations of 107. euro/dollar is about 1% higher on the back of that news. the ifo institute, current conditions, 108. headline index, 104.2 versus 103. ross, what do you make of it? >> well, you can see what's going on with the euro there, 134. let's get more from finland. good to see you, alex. thanks indeed for joining us. the defense here that we're no longer in crisis fighting mode, the question as we look at data in germany, the question is whether we've made a fundamental turn, a fundamental change and whether things are temporary. >> i certainly hope we've made a fundamental turn. if this crisis is 100 steps, i'd say we are about 60 steps down the road. now, really, we have the fundamental institutional things in place. so that has calmed down the markets. what we now need is political stability. i think the italian election is one thing and the second thing we need in europe more than anything else is -- >> yeah. we thought stabilizing the crisis in terms of the bond spreads playing out was hard. getting growth into europe loo
CNBC
Jan 4, 2013 4:00am EST
month high necessary all four of the largest euro area countries, just in the rate of decline, easing in france, easing in spain, situation stabilizing in germany. what does that mean for investors? >> we get two flashes, we get the flash and the final. so not only are we getting an indication of the progression month to month, but we're getting this sort of update. so the market feels they have momentum. since july, really, it's the commitment from mario draghi to do whatever it takes to save the eurozone. the uncertainty that dominated the fist part of 2012 was all about what happens if the currency situation collapses. i think this positive momentum that we've begun to see in all the major indices, which is when i will they're showing below 50, this shows confidence is returning in both the manufacturing and services sector across the larger economy. it's telling us that the directional bias is the more positive one. people are committing further out in terms of their own anticipation expectations. so the detail, if you dig down into it in germany and france is affirming th
CNBC
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
opportunity to buy stocks. people right now are constructive on the euro and stabilization of euro and constructive on possible growth. the name of the event was dynamic resilience, talks about the world recovering. i think these guys are going to be right, we will probably have a good stock market. this has been a well orchestrated rally, induced by central banks, my honest belief. if you get a buzz out of the federal reserve they say we will pull back a bit, the market will crack. >> any whiff or that, what happened in the month or so in the minutes spooked the market. >> a couple things going on. good fundamentals, accomodative fed. in the wave of a secular bull market. the good news is out-weighing the bad news right now and any slight bad news will trip up the market in the short term. it needs to be cautious here. >> let's bring up david beanco, chief equity strategist. welcome back to halftime. >> hello. good to see you. >> 1600 was the target used. anthony talked about resilient and talked about it in davos and could explain the stock marketed. >> resilience and since the recov
CNBC
Jan 15, 2013 4:00am EST
. sannish yields back over the 5% mark. on the currency markets, euro/dollar is at 1.3361. dollar/yen pulling away from its nine-month highs at 88.70th at the moment, as well. that's where we stand in europe. sixuan has more for us from singapore in the asian session. >> sure. thank you, ross. asian markets were a bit of a mixed bag. the shanghai composite gained .6% after yesterday's 3% job. since then, numbers were boosted by china's top security official who said beijing could lift the quota for investors to invest in the mainland markets by as much as nine times. environmental stocks surged. aerospace stock took off on an upbeat industry outlook. the hang seng finished marginally in the red. oil majors and telcos were the market laggers. persisting weakness in the yen boosted exporters. meanwhile, in technology shares wait on south korea kospi ending lower with 1.2%. in australia, the asx 200 ended just a touch below the line. miners were weaker. more on that from our guest later in the show. back to you, ross. >> thanks for that, swish won. catch you later. >>> here are a couple
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 9:00am EST
. the yen saw the biggest two-day gain against the dollar. concern about the strength of the euro overall could be a threat. undercurrent to the u.s., which looks like to be a negative one. >> the big macro, everything out of japan, not so great. but the united states banking story, i think, is as you mentioned, carl, is it a real u.s. economy, what is the read on it. people are doing better. and this is a section that was terrifically performing in the s&p last year. and you could argue, wait a second, it's run ahead. but it's not selling off today. i thought people thought it would sell off. we're not getting that kind of judgment. >> a lot of up moves on the back of goldman sachs earnings. take a look at the financials. [ bell ringing ] >> taking a look at the open here. no surprise. oh, look, apple is higher by 1.9% in today's session. helping the nasdaq in an up trend. cutting apple to set to perform. a lot of the reasons we heard before, but apple will have bottomed, either yesterday, or today. calling the bottom in shares of apple. remember, on the way up, in september, the
CNBC
Jan 2, 2013 4:00am EST
to the economics in the euro, as you were. >> a reminder, europe can be somewhat close to zero this year, output same as last year, maybe down if we get a decent follow in from the states, maybe clawing back to zero. with the gap between the two, the divergence is the greatest that i've seen since the start of the euro in the '90s. so this is not improving. >> economic divergence is great. market performance is something entirely different. >> yeah. money has to go somewhere. investors, investors around the world are looking for yield. the u.s. investors are looking for yield most of all. they sell the dollar, they buy stuff with yield. this morning, if -- if italian government debt has more yield than other things, then apparently that's just the job. so the euro is likely to go up to 1.34 against the dollar in this move. dollar/yen higher, equities higher. a risk on morning without anybody overthinking it. >> exactly. with the yields being slightly lower than they were this morning as part of that move. the house of representatives passing a bill late on monday to prevent huge tax
CNBC
Jan 3, 2013 4:00am EST
, 11.6236. euro/dollar, 1.3166. kind of where we were yesterday. asian markets in china and japan will be catching up on news on the u.s. fiscal cliff deal. we'll get december sales figures from japan's retailing. the owner of stores are set to release its q1 earnings today. samsung electronics is expected to post its q4 earnings guidance. that's all on the agenda in asia. but what investors are to do with what we've got so far this year? joining us now, nicholas. these are the classic risk off day yesterday. how do you categorize it and what it means for -- >> well, i mean, obviously, you know, i think it's important to be clear that this was a rally not based -- based not on what the deal did, but what the deal undid. clearly, the good news is that the u.s. americansfully avoided an even bigger fiscal issue. but, you know, i think clearly it shows how low we've actually sunk in the realm of investors expectations when the markets are actually rallying on essentially muddling through. and this is a well trodden path. it's a fairly familiar tale. and we've obviously seen it in the euro
CNBC
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm EST
forward to seeing it. >>> the hottest trend is the euro jumping to its highest level since the buck since 2011. how will tomorrow's data impact the trade? we bring in paul richards of ubs. welcome back, always a preleasu. >> hi, how are you? >> i'm good. it's a remarkably resilient trade. >> this was the death stock a year ago, wasn't it? it's been quite a bounce. look, the thing with the euro, the only reason it's not going any higher right now is that it's just sticker shock that if you just sit back a little bit and think about why it's here there's some pretty good reasons. you've got draghi ain davos sounding upbeat, saying 2012 is a big launch of the currency, that's a big statement. the european banks are repaying their ltro loans including the spanish banks considered to be in a lot of trouble. european exporters are very underweight, selling product but need to buy euro to hedge their currency and the german two-year bunde starting to outpace the u.s. treasury, that's typically a good sign the currency is going up so there's pretty good reasons to buy the euro. people are s
CNBC
Jan 18, 2013 4:00am EST
how the yen is now undervalued after being overvalued for so long. euro/dollar, who cares about that one today? let's talk more about china. we'll head out to hong kong for in-depth analysis. intel giving investors the jitters with a disappointing forecast and a massive increase in capital spending. we'll look at those figures just after 10:20 central european time. 16 minutes later, we'll head out to bangor to talk to the ceo of wipro. >>> and the hostage crisis continues in algeria. we'll have the latest news right after the break. stay with us. what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> welcome back to the program. a spokesman for the british foreign office says the uk government has received no words that the hostage crisis in algeria is over. most of the reports suggests
CNBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:00am EST
policy response generally to the european union, the euro project, i should say. we have the euro group separately meeting. we have this little issue of cypress. in terms of gdp, it's little. politically, though, it could be much more significant. tie this altogether for us. how important is an essential change of power in germany to these continued effort to resolve the crisis in cypress or other member states? >> i think the key issue is that germany is a big importer from spain, italy and the periphery. if the german numbers weaken, we'll see that later in a periphery. >> especially through spain. >> ultimately, this is really an economic story. the periphery are a lagging indicator of what's going on in germany. my concern is sooner or later, these peripheral equity may start to be under pressure again. what are your positions on debt? >> i think at this stage we're still comfortable with the core. the reason, there's probably another risk off take his. whatever the reason behind it, it tends to protect the periphery, not the core. for example, france continues to perform very
CNBC
Jan 11, 2013 4:00am EST
/yen. let's show you where we stand at the moment. 88.97. we have this morning been up to 89.35. euro/yen higher, stipulating around the 118 mark, as well. euro/dollar had big moves yesterday, posting with the spanish auction mr. draghi and the ecb coming out saying it was unanimous about no interest rate cuts whereas in the previous month there had been some discussion about that. euro/dollar, 11.3260. let's bring you up to speed with the asian trading session today as they wrap up the week. li sixuan joins us for the first time today. >> thanks, ross. japan was a clear outperformer after shinzo abe unveiled his massive stimulus plan. and the nikkei gained 1.4% today. just to put it into context, this index is up for the ninth straight week, its longest winning streak since late 1988. shares of stocks surged to nearly 5% after the operator of clothing chain unicore raised its full year guidance. but hotter than expected cpi data from china put new pressure on the shanghai deposit. there will be more curbs to taint housing prices. meanwhile, weakness in china's blue chips dropped the
CNBC
Jan 2, 2013 9:00am EST
euro is still below 133, the recent high. it's interesting to see that the risk-on currencies are a bit to the upside. >> watch gold, too. i think gold, 12th year of good performance. >> yes. >> i would emphasize gold should be part of people's portfolios. >> while i don't disagree with you, because i've been wrong on gold two years in a row, silver better performer last year than gold. >> numbers are numbers. i find that the gld is just a very, you know, good way, i hope it goes down, the rest of your portfolio goes up. but remember, in the last 12 years we've had deflation, inflation, good control, bad control, but gold is steady because gold is in short supply in the world. >> i thought we were being positive. i'm optimistic for the next year or so. ten years out, different story. oil prices, right? while they've gone up in the last couple weeks, gas prices are down. >> gasoline. >> gasoline. and nat gas remains fairly low. >> nat gas at four-month lows right now. >> let's not underestimate the extra money that it will put in consumers' pockets. >> if we ever want surface fuel for na
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Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
you think the euro is going lower. what's the exact trade and levels we should be looking for? >> i'm looking to sell the euro. again, i think not only will the ecb do more, i put this out on andrewbush.com that the s&p is overdone when rallying as much. i want to sell above the levels 131.25. that used to be support, now resistance. i'm looking for 150 points on the downside. 13175. that will be a decent spot. if you get above there you're wrong on the trade. >> andy, good stuff, good plug as well. >> gotta do it. gotta do it. >> i hear you. you get trade every friday on christina's money in motion 5:30 p.m. eastern time. next up we'll talk final trades on halftime. from here to new york stock exchange. i've always kept my eye on her... but with so much health care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. office superstore ink retailer in america. now get $6 back in staples rewards fo
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Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm EST
there is the euro right now. i still like it. above 135, especially fxe, your etf. >> thank you so much for watching. see you tomorrow, 9:00 a.m. "squawk on the street." back here again at 5:00 for more "fast money." don't go anywhere. "mad money" with jim cramer starts right now. launch. ""mad money"" starts right now. >>> i'm jim cramer. welcome to my world. >> you need to get in the game. >> firms are going to go out of business, and he's nuts. they're nuts. they know nothing. >> i always like to say there's a bull market somewhere. >> "mad money," you can't afford to miss it. >>> hey, i'm cramer. welcome to "mad money." welcome to cramerica. other people want to make friends. i'm just trying to help you make a little money. my job isn't just to entertain but to teach you. call me at 1-800-743-cnbc. the dow jones average is just a stone's throw from 14,000. headed to its all time high that we reached five years ago. the index which rallied 72 po t points nasdaq 52.2% is in rare territory for certain. yet the chatter it remains skeptical. as i've said many a time, i'm never going
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Jan 9, 2013 6:00am EST
. growth outlook. quick check of currencies, the euro/dollar the focus of a debate this morning on "worldwide exchange." a lot of people saying not so fast if you think that the rising dollar in tandem with rising risk is going to be a theme of the year. today we're seeing the euro/dollar give up .1% to 1. 1.3069. and the dollar/yen after reports out of japan saying there will be coordination between the bank of japan and fiscal authorities to try and get to the 2% inflation target. nothing too concrete. again, the proof will be in the poudre figure i can use a -- in the pudding if i can use a popular phrase this side of the bond. back to you. >> kelly services. i like that -- talent. talent, kelly. >> talent at work. >> talent at work. thanks. >>> coming up, the nation's biggest banks preparing to post quarterly results in the coming days. the inside line next. >>> first as we head to break, a look at yesterday's winners and losers. at 1:45, the a >>> that's hard. >> you stink. the wing and a fractured beak.o surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully heale
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Jan 28, 2013 6:00am EST
repay their crisis loans from last year. that does push up the value of the euro and to some degree make monetary policy tighter over here. we can quickly look at the bond space. italy did go to auction as we continue to see reasonable demand for peripheral debt. the paper is selling off a little bit, but still 4.17%. investors showed up to bid on the two-year zero coupon and the five-year inflankz flagz linked bond. italy and spain continue to front load. forex, though, telling you more of this story, which is that interestingly fluff, we're seeing kind of a risk off attitu attitude. the same has been the case for loony, which now people are starting to talk about in parity with the u.s. dollar. the dollar/yen, down about 0.3% to 90.62. the euro/dollar, 1.3446. so even though it's difficult, the u.s. dollar, guys, has been performing a little better over the last couple of weeks helped by renewed growth prospects. it's one reason why a lot of people are focused on the see kweter, that chatter over the weekend about it happening could put more pressure on the greenback. back to you
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Jan 3, 2013 9:00am EST
a while. the euro weakening against the u.s. dollar, watch thanksgiving yesterday, continues to trend today. there is a bid to safety in today's session. i hate to use that phrase you to put it simply, the safe havens out there as we are staring down the barrel dealing with the debt ceiling and spending cuts. >> i thought they would have a tailwind rather than a headwind on currency. not in sync with a bullish picture, got to understand that one of the great reasons we have been able to have a good run, the dollar getting weaker. and also, unless people are short today, i know people are short, nordstrom's very heavily, short target, short gap, that is the only thing really going up. the mean time, i keep pointing out these dollar stores, they are horrendous today. family dollar really terrible. >> family dollar down 12%. >> you have nordstrom going higher, family dollar going lower, people felt that maybe the dollar stores would catch a bid and nordstrom would have weakness because of the high-end consumer being worried that clearly has not been the case. >> we are seeing some
CNBC
Jan 8, 2013 6:00am EST
eurozone's unemployment rate rose to 11.18% in november. that is a euro area high. if you move forward into decent, you can see the aumt of prices. they're prizing in some easing from the central bank down the road. quick look at what is happening at the bond curve. 5.1, just under 5.1%. the spanish treasury outlining the funds you will need for 2013. you can expect they're going to take as many advantage of these conditions as possible. italy, 4.3% on the ten-year. the gilt yield, above 2%. we will explore what's happening with growth going forward. slipping over now to currencies, here is what we've seen some interesting moves. may not look like much this morning. the euro/dollar is roughly flat. but the dollar/yen moving down by about .3%. it was really actually some support from the euro that came from comments out of japan. japan will be investing, bonds buying in the esm. that is an order to indicate some level of support for the eurozone project. but it also works to help, yes, weaken the yen. on that note, back over to you. >> it's always about the yen. kelly evans in london. the ca
CNBC
Jan 9, 2013 9:00am EST
. back to you. >> thank you very much. what will it mean for the euro if the ecb cuts interest rates at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning? good morning. positioning for a cut? >> i'm positioning short. but i don't think they're going to cut this time around. there's so many reasons for the ecb to want to cut rates. i think we're looking at an actual cut three months out. german economic data has been pretty weak. i feel like that the position for euro wants to go to the downside. we saw poor german data, obviously the core of the european union. and the reason the ecb hasn't let the euro go. i think they're going to prep the markets next time for a cut. >> what are your levels? >> well, 131.20 was interesting. a level we tried to break through all fall. we finally got above it. now the market in the technicals should be support. it didn't hold the support. you want to go short the euro. >> are you a dollar bull overall? are you getting behind other trades on the basis that the greenback could go higher, higher interest rates in america? >> absolutely, simon. the dollar has this underlying bid
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Jan 17, 2013 9:00am EST
currency side of the equation. if you look at the euro versus the dollars, wow, euro is screaming today. you look at the euro/yen, that's screaming as well. the dollar/yen is screaming as well. so the dynamic of the yen continuing to be under pressure. will this be a huge move? many think, if you talk to some of the japanese officials, they're say it's just getting back to a reality after the end was pretty much decimated about a year ago with respect to too strong relative to the other currencies. no matter how you slice it, all that meats is where we are now and where we're going in the future. >> thank you we'll find out the latest movements in energy. sharon, take it over. >> it's all about algeria. a lot of traders are paying attention to the ongoing hostage situation at the gas field where islamist militants had attacked that facility and still holding some folks hostage there. we have learned from the algerian news agency that about 45 hostages, including some americans had escaped the complex, but still bp is confirming that the situation remains unresolved. it tellses it has co
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Jan 10, 2013 6:00am EST
spanish auction where in their first big debt aukz of the year, they're 5.8 billion euros above their 5 billion target. here is what's happening across the curve in bond markets in europe. the spanish ten-year, 4.99%. in italy, 4.17%. the bund, meanwhile, about 1.5%. gilt just over 2%. the interesting point here, guys, is that part of the reason why this is we're waiting on the ecb's latest decision. they're not going to need to do much more if current market conditions prevail. this is a pretty good way for them to start. so that auction going well, spanish yields coming into euro. if i can give you a sense of what's happening in other markets, the euro is higher. european equities for the most part as you're looking there are mixed to flat. but here is a look at what's been grabbing our attention. up .3% to 1.31. that i just want to bring your attention to. the all of points down there, you're looking at the dollar/yen. that's the other major story that we continue to follow. 88 was the level breached in trade today as the yen continues to weaken by the dollar by .is 3%. we'll wait to
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Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
place to play. >> if you look at the euro crisis banks, too, one of the hottest sectors today. the euro crisis banks up about 4% today. you take a look at the ones, whether you want barclays or deutsche bank or ubs, when they were the poster child for all the bald stuff that was going on in spain and b.k. was right. i'm not saying he's wrong. that stock was upside down. you look at it now, it's up, what, 13% in the last month? and then you look at big banks like barclays, up 19% over the last quarter, up 33%, so, there's a big surge here, to answer your question that you posed about, are they going to outperform, they already have. >> i mean -- >> that's outperformance already. >> the ticker change, from std, just to -- >> san. >> made this a safer place to play. >> on so many levels. all right, shares of nokia exploding to the upside today after preannouncing better than expected fourth quarter sales. let's bring in jon fortt live in san jose with the breakdown on the story. jon, should we really get excited about nokia now? >> well, it's a sign they might not have that burning feeling
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Jan 10, 2013 3:00pm EST
. >> look at the currency market, too, the euro/dollar. the moves there off the ecb -- >> what? >> rick. >> look at the dollar index. >> can't hear anybody if everybody is talking on top of everybody else. >> talk about the currency market. that's really telling today, too, off the ecb stuff. >> off the ecb, off the monetary policy committee of the bank of england. the pound is up dramatically. the euro is up dramatically, and even though we're still all rallying against the yen, this is one of the biggest drops net day over day in the dollar index i can remember in a while. it's getting close to a whole cent drop. that's pretty big. >> let me get to gordon. we're seeing a real move up in the final hour. what are you seeing in terms of flow? where is the money moving, and who is buying? >> seeing institutional, again, across all sectors. the important thing is we're starting to see it in the financials which to me is the bellwether of this thing being a real bull move here to the upside, because behind financials you know that housing is going to be behind that, and that's goin
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Jan 29, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> japan is facing a $255 million euro loss for philips. >>> cutting a key interest rate by 25 basis point is the bank of india. >>> and the boj is keeping tune rate until there's a significant drop in unloimt. >>> and ahead of today's parliamentary hearing, italy's economic mip sister takes grilli takes center stage. >>> all right. reunited. back together. >> so nice. >> you know that song? >> i sang that to you the last time. we've had a couple of reunions and a series of time spent apart. >> how are things sthp. >> they are great here. how was davos? >> so far, gone, in the distant memory. don't worry about it for another year. plenty to worry about today, though. >> korea. >> on today's show, plenty of good stuff coming up. we're going to be in madrid as the prime minister is reportedly releasing a plan to relief some of the pain of austerity. >> then it's south korean steel giant posco reporting quarterly earnings today. we'll have the latest live from seoul at 10:15. and it's day one of the fomc meeting. economists are awaiting more clues from the stimulus program. we'll
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Jan 24, 2013 12:00pm EST
stock market is wondering if it continues. >> the euro is really interesting here. every other country out there views the weak dollar as a problem except for the ecp. this is insanity on their part. even the bank of canada backed down on their hawkish commentary. the only country not doing this for the area is the eurozone. so this is awesome. even euro aussie fell quite a bit. then the little question of the uk pulling out of the eurozone. that's helping the euro stand tall even though these other currencies weakened quite a bit. >> what about the other levels? you weaken the chart and that is not far from 135. what kind of trade do you want to make? >> right. a real short term one and based on the ltro bank pay back tomorrow that we get out of the ecp. basically the mark set looking for a hundred billion on this. if it is above 125 if it is above above euros. so i will take a chance this things goes up so i want it buy at 133.25 and look for 150 point on the upside. again, short term trade. the ecb doesn't get it and should not be talking a stronger euro. >> you can catch mo
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Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
aunc the euro. >> i remember when euro was in the last debt gross. wrong. >> great britain, uk, still eurozone. >> a lot of commotion down here. we look at the live feed from davos, switzerland. >> they're not happy. [ bell ringing ] >> at the nasdaq, starz celebrating its spin-off from liberty media. >> there's speculation about starz. but when i talked to a number of people who run various media companies, it might have been considered as buyers of that. they're saying, not me, check with that guy, and he said, not me, check with that other guy. we'll see if there's a potential acquirer of starz. >> netflix yesterday in the conference call, hastings was saying the great cable channels need us. you can't just jump in. before "breaking bad" you need a stream. >> netflix stepped in where starz has stepped out. >> s&p gainers for the year, netflix number one. >> is that true? >> up almost 59%. number two. best buy, number three dell, if you can believe that. >> name me three stocks that have come back from the dead. >> that would be dell, best buy and netflix. >> you just dazzle
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Jan 17, 2013 4:00am EST
currency markets, euro/dollar, the euro has been up to 30-month highs against the swiss franc. trying to crawl back some gains. dollar/yen, 88.84. today the yen is a little weaker today on japanese reports minister's saying he was regretful his comments will be misinterpreted. aussie/dollar, 1.0517. we begin to focus on what's going on in rio. let's bring you up to speed with the rest of the news out of asia. li sixuan joins us for the first time out of singapore. >> thank you, ross. asian markets finished on a difficult note. the shanghai composite lost about 1% today, extending losses for the second day after krit swiss downgraded china life. the hang seng ending lower by a touch. no curbs were introduced by the executive yesterday. taiwan's taex is down over 1% led by technology shares. tsmc shares ended a touch higher before its results of announce wantme wantments. it posted a 32% jump meeting forecasts. but the company expects q1 revenue to fall due to seasonal factors. elsewhere, the nikkei is finished just a tap higher. sharp shares jumped over 7% on the back of tv joint ventu
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Jan 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
prefer the vanguard msci euro etf, symbol vgk. that's victor george ken for all of you home gamers. i like it so much i own it for my charitable trust. you can follow it. a lot of reasoning about why stephanie link and i co-director believe in this. it pays you a solid 3.7% yield while you're waiting. next up, yeah, there's china. not done. chinese economy has been in the process of bottoming for a while now. i think the genuine turn could be at hand. we know the chinese central bank has been aggressively providing capital injections to banks. last year they cut the reserve requirement three times, interest rates twice. i expect their policy to remain easy. capital injections turned the tide. hit record levels in september/october. something that's helped the chinese economy dramatically as we see from numerous improving macrodata points. purchasing managers numbers, industrial production, retail sales, housing numbers, you name it. china has beaten inflation, they have the flexibility to do more juice to the economy if they need to. the chinese party just got a new leadership in nove
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Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
here. take a look right now. you see the euro is trading at 1.343. dollar is down against the yen and the pound. and gold prices this morning are indicated up by about $6.50. 1,659.50 an ounce. >> it's now time for the global markets report. let's fly over to see kelly evans in the land of the caviar communist. kelly evans is in london this morning. good morning. >> andrew, good morning. as the deals go, you're going to love this one. a high profile board room battle is heating up this side of the pond. the rothschild banking dynasty is banked against one of the most powerful families in indonesia for shares of bumi. shares are up about 20% from a year ago. but these since the ipo has fallen sharply. the indonesian focused miner has called an extraordinary general meeting next month to let investors decide whether to take nat rothschild planned board shake up. this goes back to 2010. executives have advised shareholders to vote against all the charges. today, we saw this play out in realtime. nat rothschild said shareholders in this case have little choice but to push for reform. >> n
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00am EST
now is up against the euro. again, another gain which is 1.3348. this morning, it's down against the yen. and gold prices this morning are up by about $11, $1680.70 an ounce. >>> and it's time now for the global markets report. kelly evans is standing by in london. and it's more poofy hair today. you didn't walk through the fog on the way to work, right? oh, it's a wig, it says. it says it's a wig behind you where it says minus .44% right now. >> or, does it? yes, that's right. there are signals coming through this every day just to see if people are paying attention. >> so weird. wig. >> yes. the polish board here is in the red, joe. it is not a wig it takes that on from time to time. we have seen a mixed picture. we have seen a weaker picture as the trading session has gotten under way. i want to point out the xetra dax is down .1%. our underperformer along with the peripheries is down about .3%, as well. after german gdp figures, europe's strongest, biggest economy came in surprisingly weak fourlt fort quarter. that's about a 2% annualized pace. so a pretty steep decline there
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Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm EST
, i think germany has done what was necessary to al w allow -- to make it clear that the euro is here to stay, and that's been a tremendous relief for the markets. so calm has returned. the european banking system, the interbank market, has revived so there's a general sense of let's say almost euphoria that the crisis is over. i think that is somewhat premature. because the fundamental internal inconsistencies in the dis-tim have not been addressed, and actually, therefore, you face political dangers. the euro is transforming the european union into something very different from the original conception which was a voluntary association of equal states, and instead of that, the financial created a two-class system where the euro, the creditors and debtors and the creditors are in charge. the political situation i think is going to get worse. i think the next year, next two years perhaps, are going to be very cuffy if the european union survives forever. i don't think europe can live politically with are a situation where there's are a center, namely germany, and countries like italy a
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Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
eyes. ♪ make it worth watching. ♪ the new 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. >>> with the euro dropping against the u.s. dollar, the ecb is set to meet for the first time this year, so, how should you be trading the common currency? let's bring in amelia bourdeau. and aimee ymelamelia, what's go happen? >> i think tomorrow they are going to stay on hold. the european economy is stagnating. the pmis have been a little bit stronger recently, but they're not strong altogether. why? the main reason it's going to remain on hold tomorrow for the ecb is because risk premium have lessened. there's been a risk-rally in the currency market and equities going on and that gives the ecb some time, as well as the fact that the peripheral bond yeel have been coming in lower. that's a good thing. and also, if they do cut rates ahead, which i think they will towards the middle of the year, that's going to turn deposit rates. they have to be careful and wait for more depolice station risk to emerge before they decide to cut rates. >> so, you are looking to sell euro u.s. dollar. walk us through
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am EST
now is at 1.877%. the dollar this morning after the euro picked up strength last week, the dollar is stronger against the euro and the yen and the pound. right now, dollar/yen is at 88.79. gold prices this morning up about $5.80. $1,6933. >>> german chancellor angela merkel is hoel hosting french president francois hollande and his government, his entire government in per lynn today. festivities mark 50 years since the treaty of friendship was signed. that's knight nice. a joint cabinet meeting and parliamentary session is being held also. today's events come as the two countries struggle for a common vision as crisis hit europe. and it's nice that -- >> friendship? >> yeah, after that cold and nasty occupation thing in world war ii and all. meantime, in brussels, european finance ministers are meeting. they're expected to give their approval to allow 11 states to start preparations for imposing a tax on all financial market transactions and measures likely to unsettle banks and houses. for more on the story coming out of europe today, let us head to london to kelly evans who is stan
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Jan 10, 2013 2:00pm EST
euros in patent fees and networks did better still. this stock nearly tripled since july. although, well, well, well off its multiyear highes. >> remember how when it first came out, people thought it was a japanese company, nokia. >> up from a high of $36 target. about 10% more on the price right now. increasingly attractive to the stock, pulling back. they believe this represent a good place for investors to begin building positions. the outlook for business remains solid. in other words, people will continue to smoke. >> addiction is the perfect business model. >> goldman upgrading from neutral to a buy, saying this is a great way for better freight throws they see this year. they say the valuation remains quote undemanding. that's their word. stock though, be careful, up 20 bucks a share in six months. >> cutting forecast and cash flow is below expectations. sagging rare earth mineral prices and production to blame and mines. that, folks, was $35 stock nine months ago. ouch! >> we have a lot of numbers out from various retailers. one is aeropostale. >> you know, shame on me. >>
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Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
optimism out of the euro sector in decades. >> let's get back to your view of the market. jeremy siegel thinks we'll hit new highs as well. he talks about multiple expansion. the kick back is you have earnings slowing. despite they are better than expected by two thirds of the companies that reported if not better than that. you can't deny that earnings are slowing. >> one thing no one mentioned was animal spirits. when you get into a positive scenario with things looking better and better, i think the economy is better than we think. look at it from a bottoms up basis rather than top down you see indicators coming in four, five-year highs. economists are out there two and a half percent or whatever. housing is a great story. about a thousand yesterday. i think, again, when real people realize that markets aren't coming back to us that people will step up. and the resiliency in stocks a week and a half ago chipotle went to 260. a week later it's 300. tiffany warned. went down five, six points and made it back up. isrg, bad news a week ago thursday took the stock down to like 480.
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Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm EST
though on spraead basis, they have widened out a bit. along with the euro/yen, dollar/yen, big performer, fresh 30-month highs as we hover and debate whether we close above 90 and very aggressive pro dollar but anti-yen trade with regard to pressure due to inflation issues by the bank of japan. tyler, it's all yours. >> rick, let's go to phil lebeau now for breaking news. >> tyler, we had some of our crew in washington catch up with secretary of transportation ray lahood. he was addressing the u.s. conference of mayors. after he addressed mayors we had the chance to ask him about the dreamliner and grounding. remember just last friday he was very public in saying these planes are safe. i would fly one immediately if i had a chance. well we asked him today what he thinks about those comments and about the dreamliner being grounded. sheer what he had to say. >> the reason that we grounded it is because we did further consultation with boeing and there was another incident. so those planes aren't flying now until we really have a chance to examine the batteries. those planes aren'
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Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
the uk. but the euro is at a nine-month high this morning. we begin with the s&p, a five-year high. a lot riding on bank earnings. the report's not perfect. american express joining the list of financials that are cutting jobs. >>> best buy's troubles continue. they're not the only retailer under pressure this morning. jcpenney capping a bad week. >>> boeing under official view as a probe is taken on the plane. a cracked inshield and oil leak. >>> remember a cheaper iphone? a top apple executive said forget it. the company continues to focus on china. >>> we'll kick off with wells fargo, kicking off q4 results. the lending business came in a little bit lower than many analysts expecting. the numbers coming out after american express announced plans to cut 5,400 jobs and the s&p closed at fresh five-year highs. jim, it's been said, wfc, probably the most important report of the week. what kind of grade do we give it? >> the whisper was they weren't going to do this anyway. i don't know anyone would think they would -- people were certainly thinking because the stock market was 32, 3
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Jan 14, 2013 6:00am EST
now, the dollar is down against the euro, which is back up at 1.3361. the dollar is up against the yen, 89.31. and gold prices this morning have gained a little bit of ground. up $7.70 to $1,668730. right now it's time for the global markets report. let's get over to kelly evans would is standing by in london. >> kelly, good morning. becky, good morning. i heard joe's comment about my hair. i will get back to that later, but i will say it was snowing earlier. it's beautiful. but that's not responsible for any notable change in look. just take a quick look at what's been happening wind me in europe. we're in the green for the most part behind bigger than expected industrial production. i wanted to show smu stocks because it's merger news monday. you guys have briefly mentioned a couple of these. down there, you can see swatch is up 3.8% after saying it's going to buy the julie business harry winston. we saw harry winston at the golden globes last night or at least you guys did. i certainly wasn't up. generali,'s new ceo looking to shed capital shares. markets not responding positive
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Jan 23, 2013 9:00am EST
bottomed and the risk or the fear of a breakup of the euro is not likely anymore, and that's clearly the case. i think draghi has done a terrific job. and number three getting through the leadership transition in china and further stimulation in china. all of those three things are more positive than they have been at any point in the last several years. >> in no doubt about it. in terms of europe. you have the election in italy, bonds due, interest on the bonds due in spain. do these represent hiccups do you think? >> i think they're just challenges or marks in the journey. look at what the progress has been in europe. the progress with the fiscal constraint in portugal, in ireland, in spain. the role monti has played in italy and the leadership he's given that country. the steadfastness of merkel in germany. the fiscal restraint in the uk. all of these are saying we get it collectively. we need to show restraint, but we need to restructure at a pace our societies can absorb so we're going to have a continued series of steps. there's no big bang answer. >> speaking of the u.s. for a
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Jan 28, 2013 1:00pm EST
exposure to the euro, for a reason, is that i want -- i don't like the fact that we have twice the deficit that europe has. >> right. >> you hear a lot of bad press about europe but europe has a deficit and i want to be exposed to the euro. mostly because i think that the policies of the federal reserve is identical to those of european central bank and euro has been doing very well. and i think, i smell, everybody is bearish on something. but the story doesn't match the numbers. >> bob pisani, good to see you again. in the 2008 crash, is risk in your opinion still underpriced. and if it is, how do you explain to people to protect themselves? >> unless people have been burned, you can't convince them to get protected. and tail risks have traditionally been cheap depending on which tail. and what people fail to understand is that owning tail protection allows me to take risk elsewhere. it is not like what i spend on the tail is the overall package. it is very favorable when you have equities more attractive than bonds and other things. you need spend premium. the money i get from di
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Jan 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
in yen terms. what is also interesting to me today, look what is happening in the euro. you try to get up through 133. you failed pip think you want it own gold in euro terms too at this point. >> the interesting thing, dennis, gold is going up as risk is in the market today. all of a sudden, if the you know what hits the fan, as we approach this next barring than we have to do over the debt ceiling is gold will stay higher in that case as well. there is a fear trade and people go into gold or no? >> yeah. gold has always been the haven. it's an safe trade. i'm always amused when people say gold is safe. gold is not safe. gold is a very speculative medium. it moves 1 or 2 or 3% in a day. that's an haven. don't think that is a place you can park safe money. if we have another round of problems, with the debt ceiling like we had with the fiscal cliff -- >> why "if"? it's not if, it's when. >> eats coming, that's obviously the point. >> yeah, dennis, good to talk to you. see you again soon. >> thanks be judge. >> what the trade on gold? >> stay long on gold. whether in yen terms or eu
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Jan 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
can put a stop lotion, and my minimal target is 93. >> so how about draghi yesterday. the euro is at like 133 versus the dollar. if you listen to what he said yet, you've had to believe it will stake there. i think it's going to 136 to 137. then i think he'd surprise us all and cut rates. but the other thing to curl about the euro right now, more critical when you go forward to february and marches this concerns me. suddenly europe doesn't look at that you will bad. so forward-forwarding at six weeks, that would be about the time we get a real surprise. meanwhile, stay on the europeo great to see you. have a great weekend. we'll see you soon. check out "money in motion" this evening at 5:30 p.m. on cnbc. many more currency trades as they keep you up to the latest moves in the market. >>> coming up, what's at stake for two stocks hitting five-year highs. >>> but first wells faro's stock falls after delivers earning. we debate. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. >>> coming up at t
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Jan 9, 2013 4:00am EST
was over the 88 level. euro/dollar, we've traded between 1.30, 1.50, 1.32 the last couple of weeks. that's where we stand in europe. we have the latest out of asia. >>> thank you. a mixed day of trade finish asian borses. the nikkei snapped a two-day losing streak ending .7% higher. talk as the boj set to ease its monetary policy this month by boosting its asset purchase program. after a brief pause yesterday the yen weakened against the u.s. dollar again today fueling automakers and other exporter stocks. >>> elsewhere, the shanghai finished flat as investors remained cautious ahead of trade and cip data due out. reports that more property curves will be made itted to tame rising housing prices. agricultural stocks surged on expectations that beijing's urban growth plan will support food production. in hong kong, the hang seng rebounded half a percent from the lowest level in the week. mainly banks gained momentum after ubs upgraded icbc. concerns over q4 earnings sent the kospi lower by .3%. the fifth straight day of losses for south korean shares. i.t. stocks and development ral
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